Opinion

Some election thoughts

Local Columns

Some thoughts on an interesting week: ¯ We learned again that no matter how hard we try, it’s difficult to be able to judge how elections will turn out. Consider the race for mayor in Steubenville. While longtime business owner and community supporter Jerry Barilla was considered by many ...

Foundation grants help organizations

Editorials

The Hancock County Savings Bank Charitable Foundation continues its efforts to make a difference in our local communities, lending a hand to several area organizations working to benefit others. Recently the foundation awarded almost $49,000 to 23 area groups. These funding allocations have ...

Mayor-elect thanks his supporters

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On Tuesday, the voters of Steubenville — my hometown — elected to have me serve as their mayor for the next four years. There are no words to describe how honored and how humble I feel to have received these votes of confidence. I have been encouraged during the months ...

Quarter auction helps CDI

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As I write this, Jill McVicker already is formulating plans for next year’s Anthony D’Aurora Quarter Auction at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School that benefits the Cancer Dietary Initiative at the Teramana Cancer Center. She is the driving force behind each ...

Thanks for help with lost dogs

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I would like to thank the village of Wintersville for the safe return of my lost dogs. I am from out of town and was watching a house for a friend when they wandered off. Through the efforts of the Wintersville mayor and police and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s ...

Watch for propaganda

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Nancy Pelosi, the California congresswomen, said she is sturdy like a rock. She is, but only dumber. Her progressive twin, another rock, Maxine Waters, another California congresswomen, said “You’re a bigot if you oppose Sharia Law.” Lunatic. Frederica Wilson, a black ...

Stop assault on religious liberty

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In response to an executive order disestablishing the HHS mandate requiring support for abortion, sterilization and birth control, our Senate has proposed a bipartisan health care bill reportedly reinstituting the mandate and the exorbitant fines of Obamacare. This bill ignores ...

No thought went into bridge closing

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am a lifelong resident of Adena. Recently, Jefferson County closed the bridge on Bridge Street in Adena (Jefferson County Road 10). This bridge effectively separates the town in half. Routes to get around to the other side of town take anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes extra, ...

The rich keep getting richer

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On Nov. 18, 1956, Nikita Khrushchev, the former Russian president, said, “We will take America without firing a shot. We do not have to invade the United States — we will destroy you from within.” Putin is sitting back and laughing. His choice for an American president ...

Cleaner energy progress continues

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am writing in response to guest column that appeared in the Nov. 5 edition and trumpeted the administration energy czar Rick Perry’s energy report about America’s declining “baseload” power and advocating the administration’s “all-of-the-above-mix” for ...